Would like to WOW my kids...any advice??
- Butterfly Conservatory2405 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON L2E Canadarecommended Butterfly ConservatoryThis enclosed 'rain forest' is home to over 2,000 butterflies year-round. A lush, humid, place, just walking through it, you'll see all sorts of butterflies flitting by or landing on tropical flowers. ... read moreDon't miss the Emergence Window, where butterflies break free of their cocoons and fly into the Conservatory. A very special place, for sure.
- Journey Behind The Falls6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON L2E Canadarecommended Journey Behind The FallsJourney Behind the Falls is an amazing walking tour that takes you into the tunnels behind Horseshoe Falls. It's wet, a little eerie, and just plain cool. The tour lasts about 45 minutes. Though ... read moreponchos are sometimes provided, take your own rain gear to be sure that you stay dry. A visit to the Lower and Upper Observation Decks also is included.
- Niagara Helicopters3731 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON L2E Canadarecommended Niagara HelicoptersA helicopter ride over the entirety of the falls, a portion of the Niagara River, and nearby parks is an amazing--and heart-stopping--way to experience the falls. A great option if you're looking for ... read moresomething a little different. The only bummer--it lasts just 12 minutes.
- Maid of the Mist5920 River Road, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6V6, Canadarecommended Maid of the MistA ride on the Maid of the Mist is an absolute must. (And a sure fire hit at any age.) Basically, it's a boat ride from either the American or Canadian side that takes passengers so close to falls ... read morethemselves--American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe--that you'll get totally soaked (unless, of course, you opt to wear the rain gear provided). The close-up views are spectacular too.....
recommended Niagara Falls CityAlthough I thought Niagara Falls would be a bit overdone as a destination, the falls are truly spectacular. If you're in the neighborhood anyway, I'd say they're absolutely worth a visit. Skip the ... read moregoing over in a barrel bit for a photo op. The surrounding town is really nothing to write home about, full of tourist-y restaurants and kitschy shops.Julia P
They will be wowed by the falls themselves, surely! Plus, there are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants and games in the area.